Victor Cruz won’t practice or play against Bengals

AP

The Giants are heading to Cincinnati for two days of joint practices with the Bengals this week before the two teams open up their preseason schedule on Friday and wide receiver Victor Cruz will be making the trip with his teammates.

He won’t be doing too much more than that, however. Cruz will do drills with the Giants before the two sides come together for the combined portions of practices, but won’t be facing off against Bengals players at all as he continues to make his way back from a torn patellar tendon.

“I know I’m not going to do anything against Cincinnati throughout practice,” Cruz said, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. “I’ll just do the stuff that we do. They don’t want me to get overcompetitive and go out there and do something crazy.”

Raanan reports that cornerback Prince Amukamara is not expected to make the trip after hurting his groin in a recent practice. Amukamara didn’t practice on Saturday and the Giants are going to be cautious with their top cornerback heading into the season.

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